International Journal of Humanities and Innovation (IJHI)
Vol. 1 No. 4 (2018): December

Exploring the cultural awareness of students majoring in English: a case study

Andi Anto Patak (English Department, Faculty of Languages and Literature, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia)
Sahril (English Department, Faculty of Languages and Literature, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia)
Muhammad Basri Wello (English Department, Faculty of Languages and Literature, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia)



Article Info

Publish Date
28 Dec 2018

Abstract

Cultural competence has become an important element in creating a positive academic atmosphere. This study is a case study on the case of Cross-Cultural Understanding course. The participants or research subjects of this study consisted of 48 (forty eight) diploma, 21 (twenty one) bachelor, 20 (twenty) master, and 8 (eight) doctorate program. This study found out that doctorate students are consistently perceived the cultural awareness. This study does not mean that the older the student the wiser their acceptance to different culture due to some of the diploma program show the highly perceived on cultural awareness. This study revealed that cultural awareness is reasonably allied to the level of education. The majority of diploma group are in a medium cultural awareness. Bachelor and master showed significantly that they are in the medium level of cultural awareness. This study recommends for further study to conduct a quantitative study to investigate the cultural awareness of the students before and after the course of Cross-Cultural Understanding and to examine the increase the students’ cultural awareness.  

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Journal Info

Abbrev

ijhi

Publisher

Subject

Humanities Education Social Sciences

Description

International Journal of Humanities and Innovation (IJHI) is a peer-reviewed journal aims to publish innovative and high-quality articles covering topics in Arts and Humanities studies. The journal welcomes the paper submission of inventive and considerable contributions. Papers submitted which is ...